Ballet Explored is English National Ballet’s annual schools’ programme, connecting schools through collaborative dance workshops, exciting cultural experiences and inspiring insights into our productions.

Students have the opportunity to attend a special Insight Day at ENB’s home, the Mulryan Centre for Dance, and learn more about the production process and off-stage career pathways. To gain insight into our performances, students watch a Working Stage Rehearsal of an English National Ballet production or attend a watch party for a recorded performance. This knowledge and understanding is then put into practice in a high quality collaborative dance workshop with live music, to develop students’ self-confidence, creativity and skills in creating their own dances. Teachers are supported beyond the workshop through a continued professional development session utilising Ballet Explored interactive digital resources.

Ballet Explored contributes towards students’ attaining Arts Award (Bronze and Silver) and schools achieving Artsmark status.

Spring – Summer 2022
Ballet Explored – Khan Retrospective

A focus on contemporary ballets created for English National Ballet by acclaimed choreographer, Akram Khan: Dust (2014), Giselle (2016) and Creature (2021), exploring central themes of identity, dislocation, love and memory, isolation and betrayal.

If you would like to register for Ballet Explored in the 2022 – 2023 academic year, please register below.

Register your school today!

Ballet Explored – Khan Retrospective Dust/Giselle/Creature is kindly supported by John Lyon’s Charity.

I thought it would be really good but only ballet, however, it wasn’t really only ballet and it was really good experience
Student, Ballet Explored 2022
Very fun learning environment, I want to watch Giselle
Student, Ballet Explored 2022
I enjoyed working in a different setting with a live musician
Student, Ballet Explored 2022
I hope I get more opportunities like this again
Student, Ballet Explored 2021


If you would like to register your interest to take part in Ballet Explored, please contact us using the details below.


English National Ballet Engagement Team